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Steve Strobridge, deputy director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America was named one of the 100 most influential people in U.S. Defense in Defense News and Military Times’ inaugural list of influential players from the worlds of politics, the military, business, government and academia. Strobridge, of Alexandria, was cited for his work in helping to shape legislation affecting issues of importance for military personnel and their families.

Christine M. Candio, RN, FACHE, CEO, Inova Alexandria Hospital, and senior vice president, Inova Health System, has been nominated as the 2013–2014 Chairwoman-Elect of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), an international professional society of more than 40,000 healthcare executives.

Board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow, Candio has served as an ACHE Governor since 2010. She also served as president of ACHE of Massachusetts, an ACHE Chapter, from 2004 to 2007. In addition, she served as a member of ACHE’s Chapters Committee from 2006 to 2008 and as Chapters Committee Chair from 2008 to 2009. Christine has served as CEO of Inova Alexandria Hospital since February 2008.

The Alexandria City Council reappointed Gwendolyn Day-Fuller and Kathleen Schloeder to the Alexandria Library Board. Day-Fuller serves as the board’s secretary and Schloeder as its chair. The Alexandria Library Board also welcomed two new members this year, the City of Alexandria’s Vice Mayor, Allison Silberberg, and City Council appointee, Helen Desfosses.

Silberberg, whose civic efforts promote social justice, has been an Alexandria resident since 1989, and was elected to City Council in November 2012.

Desfosses, who has resided in Albany, New York, has served as trustee in the city's public library. She has worked as a professor at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy (State University of New York at Albany), teaching within its Department of Public Administration and Policy and Africana Studies. She holds a masters in Soviet Area Studies from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on Africana sudies from Boston University.

Three other members serve on the Library Board as representatives of the Alexandria Library Company. Currently they are Vice Chair Oscar Fitzgerald, Treasurer Anne Paul, and Richard R.G. Hobson.

The Library Board holds regular meetings that are open to the public at Beatley Central Library in the Dickman Board Room.

The City of Alexandria, Alexandria Renew Enterprises (formerly the Alexandria Sanitation Authority) and the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission have announced that Danielle Fidler is the winner of this year’s Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award. Fidler served on the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission for 10 years as member, vice chair, and chair.